At our IPC-Computer shop, you can basically buy any laptop battery. We sell exclusively original laptop batteries which we purchase directly from manufacturers such as ACER, ASUS, DELL, FUJITSU, LENOVO, HP, SAMSUNG, TOSHIBA and so on. This ensures that you only get new original quality - i.e. no counterfeits or total discharched batteries. On top of that, we also offer batteries of our own brand IPC-Computer. These batteries have, provided by the cells of Samsung or LG, usually more power at an attractive price, as an economical alternative.
Our technicians use the following diagnostic software for the assessment of batteries. They allow for the assessment of batteries that have been stored away for a long time. The results for batteries, that have been stored correctly: fully charged, in a dry place and not connected, can be quit surprising. Oftentimes they suffered no loss of quality. With the Tool BatteryMon you can, among other things, see how quickly your battery is being charged and how long this charge will last:
Batteries cannot be disposed of like normal waste, because they contain substances like mercury and lead. They have to be returned at the appropriate place for example in a store or a municipal collection point.
To calibrate your battery, you will first have to charge it completely, then discharge it and finally charge it again completely. When discharging the battery make sure your Notebook is not trying to conserve battery life or going into sleep mode. Calibrating your battery fights the so-called memory effect, which reduces your battery capacity.
It can also fix an incorrect representation of battery life in Windows.
If the battery from your laptop is causing problems, a battery reset can help.
To do this, first disconnect the AC adapter from the device and turn it off. Then you will find the "battery reset pinhole" on the back. Use a paper clip to press the hidden button for about 4 seconds. To ensure an undistorted result, leave the device without power for about 5 minutes. Now you have successfully reset the battery of your laptop.
If you mainly use your laptop while it?s connected to mains, you should remove your battery and only charge it every one to two months.
Don?t fully discharge your battery, because this can lead to a depth discharge. Charge the battery again, when between five and seven percent of charge remain.
If possible charge your battery while the notebook is turned off. The optimal temperature for batteries is between 10 and 30°C, this range is usually exceeded in a powered-on notebook.
If you have multiple batteries for your device, rotate between them.
After being uncharged for a while, the battery needs about two to three complete charge cycles to reach its full capacity again.
Avoid high temperatures for example due to direct sunlight or being left in a hot car. High temperatures increase the self-discharging rate.
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries, which are found in nearly all modern electronics, have a limit of somewhere between 500 to 1000 charge cycles. However, turning your laptop on and off while plugged in is one charge cycle. This is why we recommend removing the battery when using the device plugged in for a longer time.
Furthermore, it would be optimal to never fully charge or discharge your battery, but rather to keep it between 20% 80% charge.
Some manufacturers integrate a battery protection function in their notebooks. This function only allows charging up to 80% capacity to prolong he lifespan of the battery.
The so-called memory-effect of a Lithium-Ion battery can be disregarded in normal use, a complete charge after a complete discharge is not needed.
On the contrary for many modern devices the opposite is true, it is best to keep the charge between 20% and 80%. This is due to the sensitivity of Lithium-Ion batteries to depth discharge and overcharge. However, in most devices control electronics prevent the user from making any grave mistakes. For example, Apple implements a function which charges the battery as fast as possible up to 80% but charging slows down a lot after that. This conserves the lifespan of the battery at the cost of charge time.
One thing that should be avoided though is leaving your device plugged in for many days in a row. The battery should be discharged once in a while to move the ions inside.
Even if the notebook is turned off, there can still be a small current flowing, leading to a depth discharge of the battery. The battery will discharge between 0.5% and 1% per day. This can lead to a premature aging of the battery and in the worst case its defect.
This is a question, that is hard to answer, because it depends on a lot of different factors such as CPU, Display, GPU. Usually a 15.6" notebook consumes about 20W when using the battery. A 17" unit can also use a bit more.
With these 20W a 60Wh battery would last for 3 hours. t = W/P = 60Wh/20W
The energy stored in the battery can be calculated as follows:
W = U * i* t for a 6-cell battery with 4400 mAh this would be 11.1V * 4.4Ah = 48,4 Wh
With the 20W of power consumption this battery would last about 2.5 hours.
If you wish to conserve battery life, the following tips might help you:
Use the energy saving function in Windows found in the system controls und the power options
Reduce the brightness of your screen since it consumes most of the power in a laptop.
Turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth when it is not needed.
Disconnect external devices like hard drives when not in use.
Deactivated unnecessary tools or programs, that are running in the background.
There are some complicated rules on this issue due to flight safety. In general, however, they are on the safe side with their original notebook or mobile phone battery. Lithium-ion batteries with a maximum capacity of 100 watt hours can be easily transported. In case of uncertainty, we recommend contacting the airline to avoid complications on the day of travel.
A depth discharge usually damages the cells of a battery and, depending on the electronics used in the battery it cannot be recharged afterwards. Before a long period of not using the battery it should therefore be fully charged to avoid a depth discharge.
You can use this battery in your Notebook without a problem. Both voltages are compatible with your notebook. Differences of up to one Volt between the rated voltage printed on the notebooks original battery and the replacement part are safe. Therefore 14,4 V batteries are also compatible with 14,8 V ones. However, the same is not true for 10,8V/11,1V with 14,4V/14,8V ones.
The difference is due to a different cathode material being used in the battery cells. Using Lithium-cobalt oxide will result in 3,6V per cell while using Lithium-manganese oxide will result in 3,7V per cell.
The manufacturers cannot always print all replacement part numbers on their batteries that will be replaced. The same is true for the notebook models listed on the bill. Some batteries fit into more then 50 different devices.